Enjoy the reach of the global Windows user base. Develop your app with compatibility and certification in mind. Once your app is certified, you can register and submit it for listing in the Windows Store.
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Develop a UI and connect events,
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Help people work with your app or file from the desktop, taskbar, or Windows Explorer.
Get the headers, libraries, and select tools that you can use to create desktop app that run on Windows. This download also includes the Windows App Certification Kit to test your application for the Windows 8 Certification Program. Requires Windows 8.
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